VinsBins was represented at the recent Victorian Waste Management Association breakfast. Rob Millard, from the Metropolitan Waste & Resource Recovery Group, presented an overview of their draft Metropolitan Waste Management Implementation Plan.
The priority of the draft plan is to work towards reducing Melbourne’s reliance on landfills, and the need for new landfills given the impending closure of some current sites (this includes the Rye Landfill closure which will occur mid 2018).
An interesting graph that was presented highlights a breakdown of what is currently being sent to landfill:
In reducing Melbourne’s reliance on landfills and instead reducing/reusing/recycling some of the current waste being disposed of, the Metro Waste Group recognise that it will only be achieved by working with:
- Local Government
For the Community, we are likely to see:
- More opportunities to recycle household waste
- Greater education to support household recycling
- Stronger community engagement in waste and resource recovery decisions
Next steps is for the plan to be considered by the State Government, with the final plan being submitted to Lisa Neville, Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water by the end of March.
At VinsBins we remain committed to being active in our recycling practices. Sharing knowledge with industry, educating our clients on waste management best practice and evolving our own operation as better machinery becomes available will all ensure we are ready to manage the increasing volume & variety of recyclable materials.
- Posted by VinsBins
- On March 25, 2016